The Rest Of Weekend Activities

To recap the rest of our weekend activities: after the architectural tour, we went to the Chicago Architectural Center – we disembarked right there, and also, Lena didn’t visit it since it moved to this new home. We saw the exhibit of Helmut Jahn, which I saw earlier with my mom, and the permanent exhibit on urban development, which was very interesting.

We browsed the gift shop, and I could not resist purchasing one more vintage Chicago poster – after all, that was precisely how we felt about Chicago at that moment!

On Friday evening, we went to Ravinia. I can’t even tell you how much it meant for me! I stopped going to Ravinia many years ago when driving at night became problematic, after a couple of really scary situations when the kids had to navigate me on the way back. Now that I live in Rogers Park, I can get to Ravinia for the first time in my life by public transportation. 

Ravinia operates in a limited capacity, but even then, a sold-out concert means a lot of people. 

The cannons fire during Tchaikovsky 1812 overture

The concerts run with no intermission this season, so they end earlier, but Ravinia trains are on the regular schedule, so we had to wait for almost an hour to get back. I still like that I do not need to drive, though :). 

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